Special Needs School Unit (SNSU) Construction Project Proposal #17-1242 – 1 classroom COMPLETED – 1 more to build in 2016!!!
We started the building process in June 2014… and we dedicated it to the community in September 2014 (video below)
“Inclusive Education for Inclusive Life!!”
Our staff continues to prepare kids who have developmental disabilities to attend school.
If you would like to donate funds specifically for building the next special needs classroom, please contact us at Info@4GottenNoMore.org
Bahir Dar is an urban area within the Amhara Region with a population size of over 200,000. Less than 1% of those with developmental disabilities in the Amhara Region have access to public schools equipped to serve them. Negative attitudes and resource limitations have been their major obstacles.
Our “SALUTE” to Education… 🙂
The pervasive cultural mindset of a person with developmental disabilities is that they have been cursed by God. Many families value the lives of their kids with developmental disabilities, but they don’t have the understanding of how to care for them. One of the ways Forgotten No More will help change this common belief of society is through building special needs school classrooms for them.
*Cost of the 2nd Special Needs Classroom – $20,000
Purpose for building 1 school building for a developmental disabilities class
1. Provide primary education opportunities for children who have a developmental disability
2. Improve their quality of life through education, life skills training, & vocational training
3. Improve their acceptance within their families
4. Improve their acceptance within their immediate communities
*Build a network of support in Bahir Dar (parents, Bahir Dar Education Bureau, local school administators, special needs teachers, relevant government offices, local universities, & Forgotten No More Inc.)
It will look something like this one…the first one we built…
There are currently 3 classrooms dedicated to Developmental Disabilities in Bahir Dar, but only 2 are being utilized for their original purpose. We are working toward getting the 3rd classroom fully functional for this purpose and to build another classroom across the river.